Posts Tagged ‘New Jersey’

Is There Corruption with Public School Administrators?

September 28, 2010

In New Jersey, the answer to the question is yes, rampant corruption. Here is a portion of the movie, The Cartel, filmed and produced by Bill Bowden in New Jersey. If Bill was from Texas, he could make the same film for Texas.

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Where Do Our Public School Dollars Go?

September 28, 2010

In New Jersey, how much money is spent per classroom?  Watch this video to find out.  Other states are not that much different.

See the Agony and Ecstasy of a Charter-School Wait-List

September 3, 2010

THIS WEEKEND, you can view “The Lottery”, which is a feature-length documentary movie about four low-income families hoping to win the chance for their child to attend an excellent charter school, Harlem Success Academy, instead of the failing district public school. You have four opportunities to watch it THIS WEEKEND at www.constellation.tv.

Unlike other school-choice documentaries, this movie describes the emotional dimension of  parental choice in education.  You are introduced to four low-income families and experience the love and hope that the parents have for their children and their education.

You witness the hostility and persecution that the educational establishment has for this successful charter school, which prevents the charter school from expanding in order to take more children off of its wait-list.

The climax of the movie is the meeting for the lottery drawing.  The auditorium is filled with thousands of families hoping to win one of the 475 open slots to attend Harlem Success Academy.  Since the movie allows you to develop an emotional relationship with these families. You feel the elation of the one family that wins a slot for their daughter and the disappointment of the other three families that do not win.

I highly recommend the movie.  Take time this holiday weekend to experience the agony and ecstasy of “The Lottery”.

Two New School-Choice Education Chiefs

January 20, 2010

Good News!  Read this WSJ article about two new leaders of state education departments in Virginia and New Jersey that are pro-school choice.